Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sunday Songbook ~ Fireproof

I tried to write a review but the words just weren't coming out right.

Fireproof is a lower budget movie so don't go expecting a huge production. JUST GO. It is totally worth seeing by anyone who is married or plans on getting married, believers and nonbelievers alike.

Not convinced? Here are three good reasons to see it:

1. As believers we need to send a message to Hollywood that we highly approve of good, clean films.

2. It can open up discussions between you and your spouse that are, perhaps, long over due.

3. Use it to evangelize. Invite a non-christian friend and offer to buy her ticket. Maybe they won't go to church with you but who wouldn't accept a free show.

P.S. If you don't carry tissues in your purse then grab a couple napkins from the concession stand. I leaked several times and even My Manly Love darn near spurt a tear.

Beckyjomama at Sweet Abundance is going through each love dare from the film. She discusses how she applied it to her own marriage. If you are interested in doing the love dares visit her or go to the fireproof website by clicking on the poster above.

In my own marriage I am incredibly blessed to have a man such as My Love. He is truly a gift from God and I thank My Heavenly Father every day for coupling me with a man who loves me as Christ loves me...

Just As I Am

Just as I am, without one plea,
But that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bidst me come to Thee,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, and waiting not
To rid my soul of one dark blot,
To Thee whose blood can cleanse each spot,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, though tossed about
With many a conflict, many a doubt,
Fightings and fears within, without,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind;
Sight, riches, healing of the mind,
Yea, all I need in Thee to find,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, Thou wilt receive,
Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
Because Thy promise I believe,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, Thy love unknown
Hath broken every barrier down;
Now, to be Thine, yea, Thine alone,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, of that free love
The breadth, length, depth, and height to prove,
Here for a season, then above,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come!

Miss Charlotte Elliott was vi­sit­ing some friends in the West End of Lon­don, and there met the em­i­nent min­is­ter, Cé­sar Ma­lan. While seat­ed at sup­per, the min­is­ter said he hoped that she was a Christ­ian. She took of­fense at this, and re­plied that she would ra­ther not dis­cuss that quest­ion. Dr. Ma­lan said that he was sor­ry if had of­fend­ed her, that he al­ways liked to speak a word for his Mas­ter, and that he hoped that the young la­dy would some day be­come a work­er for Christ. When they met again at the home of a mu­tu­al friend, three weeks lat­er, Miss Ell­i­ott told the min­is­ter that ev­er since he had spok­en to her she had been try­ing to find her Sav­iour, and that she now wished him to tell her how to come to Christ. “Just come to him as you are,” Dr. Ma­lan said. This she did, and went away re­joic­ing. Shortly af­ter­ward she wrote this hymn.


Cyber Hymnal


kelliebean said...

Oh, that is one of my very favorite hymns. Thanks for a great post today!

p.s. My son always puts Chick in the "naughty garage" (kinda like Supernanny's naughty chair). I think our boys would get along famously. :)

beckyjomama said...

WOW! I am linked!!! Thanks!

Love ya!

Life with Kaishon said...

For some reason, this movie, didn't play anywhere near us. I am so excited to see it when it comes out on DVD! Thanks for this great post.

Becky said...

i'm alive. thanks for asking. i've just been incredibly busy.
i loved, loved, loved fireproof. our sunday school class is going over the book right now, the love dare. so good. you should get it.